2023 Great Wide Open Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Great Wide Open Recipe Contest! 🎉 We challenged 25 incredible chefs to create an original dish with Open Prairie® Natural Pork Belly and compete for cash prizes and an all-inclusive, luxurious trip for two to Alisal Ranch in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country! These 3 chefs wowed the judges with their culinary skill and creativity showcased in their original pork belly dishes. Congrats, chefs!⁠


Will receive an all expenses paid trip for two, lasting four nights and five days, at Alisal Ranch, in Solvang, California. Located on 10,500 acres in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country, Alisal Ranch offers guests a modern taste of the Old West. Under the open sky, guests can connect with history, unwind and embrace their own sense of wanderlust.

Chef Sarah Betcher

Sherry Braised Pork Belly / Robuchon Potatoes / Sungold Tomato / Boquerones / Micro Basil


Will receive $500 cash and some Open Prairie merch!

Chef Kyle Schutte

Roasted Garlic Scented Pork Belly / Crispy Potato / Compressed Apple / Salmon Roe / Mustard Jus / Pickled Mustard Seed / Mustard Greens


Will receive $250 cash and some Open Prairie merch!

Chef Esai Negrete

Oak Wood and Onion Par Smoked and Roasted Pork Belly / XO Mole Rojo w/ Caramelized Red Raisins / Pickled Green Onion with Wild Garlic / Beer Compressed Cabbage

Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest. You can see all the incredible entries created for this contest at #2023GreatWideOpenContest on Instagram!